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The 2005 SME Distinguished Member Award  

Awarded To: A. Frank Alsobrook


In recognition and appreciation of outstanding service to the minerals industry and to the Society.
A. Frank Alsobrook was president of Alsobrook & Company, Inc. (ACI), an industrial minerals consultancy whose worldwide business includes prospect evaluation, market research and analysis, valuations, acquisitions and divestitures, and product and marketing program development. Prior to founding ACI in 1987, he was vice president and general manager of operations for Energy & Minerals, Inc. He also worked as manager of mineral resources for Engelhard Corp., corporate geologist for General Refractories Co., senior geologist for U. S. Borax, Inc., and for Arthur D. Little, Inc.

Alsobrook is an honors graduate of Emory University and received an M.S. in geology from the University of Wisconsin. He is a member of several professional organizations, has lectured and presented papers on industrial mineral resources, and was an associate editor and contributing author for Industrial Minerals and Rocks, 6th Edition. He has served on SME's Board of Directors and as chair of the Industrial Minerals Division in 1996 and 1997.

  • Year of recipient's death: 2004

About The SME Distinguished Member Award:

The Distinguished Member Award, established in 1975, is presented to a select few who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating significant and sustained contributions to the minerals industry and to SME. There must be some contributions to both the industry and SME, though significant and sustained contributions can be to either one.

   
 



 
 
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